Cajun Baked Chicken Thighs - Recipe

Cajun Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

A mouthwatering recipe for chicken thighs, seasoned with a Cajun flair, then seared and baked with peppers and potatoes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cajun, chicken thighs, recipe, spicy
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 972 kcal


  • 4 chicken thighs bone in, skin on
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons Cajun seasonings Or use a nice chili pepper blend
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 Cubanelle peppers chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 12-16 small baby potatoes
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • Chopped parsley for serving


  1. Combine spices in a small bowl.
  2. Pat dry the chicken thighs and rub them down with the spice rub. Be sure to get under the skins and on the skins as well. Let them sit for about 20 minutes or so at room temperature.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  4. Heat a cast iron skillet to medium heat and add a couple tablespoons olive oil.
  5. Sear the chicken thighs 5 minutes each side. Remove to a plate to hold them.
  6. To the pan, add onion and peppers. Cook about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook a minute more. Be sure to stir.
  7. Add white wine to deglaze. Be sure to stir up the brown bits from the bottom. Let the wine reduce until it is almost gone.
  8. Add chicken brothand bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  9. Add chicken thighs back to the pan along with the baby potatoes.
  10. Bake for about 20-30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. It should measure at least 165 degrees F internal temperature.

  11. Remove from heat, cool slightly, then squeeze lemon juice over the thighs.
  12. Top with parsley and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Cajun Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 972 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 221mg74%
Sodium 794mg33%
Potassium 2806mg80%
Carbohydrates 98g33%
Fiber 15g60%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 3625IU73%
Vitamin C 108.2mg131%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 7.3mg41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.